8.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile Tsunami Warning Issued for Everywhere

February 27, 2010

Everywhere except California, Oregon, Washington State and Vancouver.

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile early this morning. So far only 78 deaths have been reported. The earthquake in Haiti this past January was a magnitude 7.0 but they sustained considerably more casualties.

Tsunami warnings have been issued for all over the globe with considerable concern for the Hawaiian Islands. Evacuations have been ordered for later this afternoon.

Um, where is everyone supposed to evacuate to?

On a side note:

Proof that Google’s method of advertising has penetrated the real world. As I am watching the news about the tsunami warnings in Hawaii a commercial airs for Papa Murphy Pizza highlighting their Hawaiian pizza.

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  • Reply Joe Cap February 27, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Yes, they go by key words. 78 deaths…not good, of course, but far better than 500.000
    .-= Joe Cap´s last blog ..Levitation =-.

  • Reply Jen February 27, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Joe: I wasn’t clear in my post but I was watching Television and the ad came on the TV. How does Google do that?

  • Reply peedee February 27, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Get used to it Jen. Google. Man, I shoulda invested back in the day.

    And I hope the death toll is no where near Haiti. But I think the news will get worse as the days go on.

    Next country on tap for massive US aid….Chile.
    .-= peedee´s last blog ..Laid =-.

  • Reply John@Family, Fitness and Finances February 27, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Another devastating natural disaster… I agree where is everyone supposed to evacuate to? I fear most people will have to sit it out.

  • Reply Pricilla February 27, 2010 at 9:38 am

    The Earth is a rocking and a rolling.
    That 9″ jump it took in Indonesia needs a lot of settling around.

    In Hawaii they go up. It’s very mountainous. It’s all the volcanoes.
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..Happy Goats Video Extra! – The Goat Olympics Continue =-.

  • Reply Jen February 27, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Peedee: I was watching Stossel last night, my favorite new show and they had the tech companies stocks listed. Google was at like 500. Shoulda, Coulda, was to broke to Woulda.

    John: If only it was that easy I would have sat out winter this year.

    Pricilla: I thought they might go up but there are a lot of live volcanoes there.

  • Reply LG 32LH30 February 27, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    My hopes and prayers are with the families

  • Reply Didim February 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    cant believe everyday somethink happening, they will need help but haiti was more bad l think
    .-= Didim´s last blog ..Three Google executives were convicted in Italy =-.

  • Reply Robyn February 28, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I woke up to news of the Quake and the Tsunami warnings this morning. I was really worried. Like most of the world the whole East Coast of Australia was a part of the warning. Then a news program showed Bondi Beach (Sydney) and people were swimming!

    Totally off topic but why do the email subscribers get such late notification of posts?

  • Reply The Mother February 28, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I wonder what the fundamentalists are going to blame this on–did Chile have a pact with the devil, too?
    .-= The Mother´s last blog ..The Byrth of Mankynde =-.

  • Reply The Mother February 28, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Wait–I’ve got it–they can blame it on DARWIN!
    .-= The Mother´s last blog ..The Byrth of Mankynde =-.

  • Reply meleah rebeccah February 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    My prayers are with the families. This is truly upsetting.
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Doing Things Differently – My Week In Review [Part Four] =-.

  • Reply Comedy Plus February 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    They are all in my thoughts and prayers too as Haiti still is. Natural disasters are heart wrenching.

    Have a terrific rest of the weekend. 🙂
    .-= Comedy Plus´s last blog ..The Comment Game =-.

  • Reply BK February 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    It is sad to hear about such natural disaster again. I was watching the news on TV last night and I saw reports of looting going on. I hope help will reach the people fast.
    .-= BK´s last blog ..Invictus by William Ernest Henley =-.

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